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Rent-A-Center Donates To The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Of St. Albans »

September 22, 2014 at 12:26PM PDT | Source: Rent-A-Center

ST. ALBANS, W. Va. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sept. 19, 2014 - Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ/NGS: RCII) today announced a donation of computer equipment and software, including nine Lenovo all-in-one computers and a high-tech multimedia computer, to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of St. Albans, one of four clubs across the nation sharing a total of $100,000 worth of Rent-A-Center funding. The funding is earmarked for the development of "Tech Centers" aimed at providing youth the latest in available technology.
"Rent-A-Center's computer donation will allow us to provide increased access to computers and the internet to the children and teens we serve who may not otherwise have access to these resources," said Jessica Hudson, St. Albans Boys & Girls Club Director...

Dog Haus To Open Four New Restaurants By End Of 2014 With Future Expansion Into Arizona On The Horizon »

September 22, 2014 at 12:05PM PDT | Source: Dog Haus

Acclaimed Gourmet Concept Prepares to Bring Cult Favorite Hot Dogs, Sausages and Burgers Across State Lines
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Pasadena, CA - Hot off the successful opening of its first franchise location in Canoga Park, CA earlier this summer, Dog Haus, the SoCal-based gourmet hot dog, sausage and burger concept, has announced a slew of newly planned locations and openings to bring "The Absolute Würst" to locales throughout the West and beyond. With more than 70 restaurants planned across California, Colorado, Utah, and, most recently, Arizona, the three-year-old fast-casual concept continues to set its sights beyond its Pasadena hometown with the vision that originally inspired Partners André Vener, Hagop Giragossian and Quasim Riaz to found Dog Haus in 2010...

Rainbow International®, The Dwyer Group® Reacquire Germany Master License »

September 22, 2014 at 11:37AM PDT | Source: Rainbow International

WACO, Texas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 - Rainbow International® Restoration, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, one of the world’s largest international service franchising organizations, announced Friday the re-acquirement of the Germany master franchise license from the previous master licensee. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Reacquiring this master license confirms our commitment to direct franchising in select international markets. We are particularly excited about the opportunity to continue to build the Rainbow International brand in Germany, where there is room to build a very large network," stated Mike Bidwell, president and CEO of The Dwyer Group.
The Dwyer Group first sold the Rainbow International master license in Germany in 1992, with the goal of expanding the brand in Europe...

Hyatt Place At Anaheim Resort/Convention Center Celebrates Official Opening »

September 22, 2014 at 11:28AM PDT | Source: Hyatt Place

The 178-room Hyatt Place hotel is located within walking distance of the Disneyland® Resort Parks and Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
CHICAGO - September 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Prospera Hotels, Inc. today announce the opening of Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center, marking the return of the Hyatt brand to the Anaheim market after a more than 20-year absence.
Hyatt Place at Anaheim Resort/Convention Center is ideally located in the Anaheim Resort district, and is within walking distance to the 1.6 million square foot Anaheim Convention Center and is less than two blocks away from the world renowned Disneyland® Resort Parks. The hotel is also located within two miles of Anaheim Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball team, and the Honda Center, home of the Anaheim Ducks hockey team...

Roetzel Presents Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins With "Downtown Toledo Appreciation Award" »

September 22, 2014 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: Roetzel

September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // On September 18, 2014, the law firm of Roetzel & Andress LPA presented Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins with the "Downtown Toledo Appreciation Award" at an event held at Georgio's .
The Downtown Toledo Appreciation Award, given to honorees in acknowledgement of their commitment to support the business community and further develop downtown Toledo, was presented to Mayor Collins by Tony Calamunci, Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s Toledo office. "Our law firm services the business community and recognizes Mayor Collins for his achievements and commitment to further support business growth and development in Toledo," remarked Calamunci upon presenting the award. "Business is the heart of Northwest Ohio and we need leaders like Mayor Collins to support and grow the business community for a better tomorrow...

Fresh To Order Takes "fine. Food. Fast." Mobile With New App Delivering »

September 22, 2014 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: Fresh To Order

Fresh Experience Directly to Guests
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Fresh To Order (f2o), known for offering fine food fast, now offers a new mobile app, where guests can pay for their meals and earn rewards through their cell phones. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS (iPhone) and Android platforms.
Fresh To Order(f2o), known for offering fine food fast, now offers a new mobile app, where guests can pay for their meals and earn rewards through their cell phones. The Fresh To Order App is now available through the Apple App Store and Google Play for iOS (iPhone) and Android platforms. The Fresh To Order App will integrate with Apple Passbook (Apple's mobile wallet) and Google Wallet beginning in October...

Drafthouse And Filmbuff Team To Distribute Festival Favorite, Romantic-Horror 'Spring' In The US »

September 22, 2014 at 10:45AM PDT | Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead's Spring Acquired at Fantastic Fest Following an Enthusiastically Received US Premiere
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // AUSTIN, TX - Drafthouse Films and FilmBuff announced today the acquisition of US distribution rights to the romantic-horror Spring at Fantastic Fest. Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (creators of the critically acclaimed film festival darling Resolution), and shot in coastal Italy, the film was written by Benson and stars Lou Taylor Pucci (Evil Dead, Thumbsucker) and introduces Nadia Hilker. Spring was produced by Benson, Moorhead and David Lawson, with 9.99 Films producing the film in Italy and XYZ Films partners Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, Aram Tertzakian, and Todd Brown executive producing...

McAlister's Deli Signs Development Agreement To Open 10 Locations »

September 22, 2014 at 9:51AM PDT | Source: McAlister's Deli
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Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Accelerates Franchise Growth throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming 
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southern Deli Holdings, LLC to open 10 additional locations throughout North and South Carolina, Colorado and Wyoming, with three locations slated to open in late 2014. Additionally, the franchise group recently acquired seven existing locations in St. Louis, Mo. The new development commitments will result in two new restaurants per year over the next five years.
"We are excited about McAlister's accelerated growth and expansion and see tremendous opportunity to further develop the brand throughout all five states," said McAlister's Chief Development Officer Jeff Sturgis...

Chicken Gets Its Time To Shine At Culver's »

September 22, 2014 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Culver's

New TV spot Highlights Culver's Antibiotic-Free Chicken
PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. - September 5, 2014 - Guests at Culver's have another reason to feel good about meal choices for themselves and their families. In a new television spot, guests experience, first-hand, the care and quality that goes into the restaurant's plump, juicy chicken. Culver's brings the importance of humanely-raised, great-tasting chicken front and center with the help of CEO and co-founder Craig Culver and one of the restaurant's chicken growers - a sixth-generation farmer and mother of two from South Carolina.
"In everything we do at every restaurant, we treat our guests as we would treat our own families," says David Stidham, vice president of marketing at Culver's...

Team Amazing Athletes Participates In Laps For Little Ones To Raise Funds For Special Needs Students »

September 22, 2014 at 9:19AM PDT | Source: Amazing Athletes

The 36th annual Laps for Little Ones event on Oct. 11 brings the Tulsa community together to help raise funds for the children with special needs at the Little Light House
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Amazing Athletes of Eastern Oklahoma owner Michael Amberg and his team are raising awareness and funds for the 36th annual Laps for Little Ones fun run and alumni carnival on Oct. 11, from 9-10 a.m. at Cascia Hall with an alumni carnival following shortly thereafter.
Laps for Little Ones is a one-hour fundraising walk/run event with the aim of raising much-needed funds for the students at the Little Light House. Funds raised at the event will ensure Little Light House students continue to receive comprehensive, tuition-free special education and therapeutic services - including speech, physical, occupational and low vision therapy - at the preschool...

Get Ready, Hoosiers: The Pie Five Pizza Revolution Is Headed Your Way! »

September 22, 2014 at 9:12AM PDT | Source: Pie Five Pizza Co.

Leading Fast-Casual Pizza Chain Announces 15 Locations Coming to Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS - Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Hoosiers have always loved their pizza. But in a few short months, everything they thought they knew about getting their own perfect, individualized, hand-crafted pizza will change. For the better.
Pie Five Pizza Co., the nation's leading fast-casual pizza brand, announced today that it has awarded up to 15 franchise units to accomplished restaurateur Carl Dissette. He plans to open his first restaurant in South Bend in the second quarter of 2015.
Dissette, whose career includes nearly two decades of experience in the food service and franchising industries, currently owns and operates 10 successful Jimmy John's restaurants and knows how to identify a winning concept...

Donatos To Add 200 Jobs In Central Ohio »

September 22, 2014 at 9:05AM PDT | Source: Donatos Pizza

September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // COLUMBUS, OHIO - Donatos Pizza announced today plans to add 200 new jobs in Central Ohio in both their Restaurant and Bakery Divisions. The initiative will kick off with a job fair to be held at the following locations:
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Easton
4150 Stelzer Road
Columbus, OH 43230
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus-Hilliard
3950 Lyman Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026
Columbus State Conference Center (Columbus State Community College)
550 Spring Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Donatos job creation effort will focus on staff and management at the restaurant level as well as key line and lead positions at Jane's Dough Foods, the company's dough and pizza topping operation in Gahanna...

Fatburger And Buffalo’s Express Open In Lake View Terrace »

September 22, 2014 at 8:23AM PDT | Source: Fatburger

Sister Brands Continue To Expand With New Southern California Location
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // LOS ANGELES – Fatburger, famous for its fresh, juicy, made-to-order burgers, and Buffalo's Express, the all-American, chicken wing brand, have opened a co-branded location in Lake View Terrace. The sister brands give guests the opportunity to satisfy their cravings with various tasty burgers, fries and sizzling chicken wings.
The newest location offers classic mouthwatering burgers ranging in size from small to XXX Large, which can be prepared with appetizing toppings such as eggs, bacon and chili. Every burger can be paired with a variety of sides including hand-battered onion rings, fat fries and creamy hand-scooped milkshakes...

Taco John’s® Serves Free Coffee On September 25 »

September 22, 2014 at 7:56AM PDT | Source: Taco Johns

September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Taco John's® is getting a jump on International Coffee Day. Instead of waiting until September 29, the Mexican quick service restaurant chain is offering free coffee to its guests four days early – on Thursday the 25th.
Taco John's® began offering Boyer's Coffee during the summer of 2014."The first cup is on us because we want everyone to try the distinctive, high-quality flavor of Boyer's, our new coffee partner," says Jeff Linville, CEO for Taco John's®. "We want to provide our guests with another reason to keep coming back."
Free coffee will be available during breakfast hours at participating locations on the 25th. Taco John's® began offering Boyer's Coffee this past summer...

United Franchise Group Sees Global Growth Increases In 2014 »

September 22, 2014 at 7:42AM PDT | Source: United Franchise Group

UFG Brand Footprint Expands to 70 Countries
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // West Palm Beach, Florida - The five brands that are under the umbrella of the United Franchise Group can now be found in 70 countries worldwide. From the shadow of the Eifel Tower to small local communities, the diversity of locations in which a United Franchise Group brand can be found around the world has increased in 2014 as leading franchises Signarama, EmbroidMe, SuperGreen, and TransWorld all exhibit growth.
Leading this growth is Signarama, the world's largest sign franchise, which is expanding its reach in both familiar and previously uncharted territories around the world. So far this year, Master License Partnerships have been completed in the Philippines, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Tunisia, Switzerland and 20 countries throughout the Middle East...

Sir Grout Of New York, Hard Surface Restoration Expert, Now Services Manhattan And Surrounding Areas »

September 22, 2014 at 6:52AM PDT | Source: Sir Grout

Manhattan residents can now enjoy Sir Grout's superior tile & grout cleaning and other unique treatments that leave homes and businesses immaculate.
September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // Sir Grout of New York has expanded its coverage area into new markets by offering its exclusive services to Manhattan. Residents will be pleased with Sir Grout of New York's exceptional services that beat the competition. Manhattan locals can take advantage of the most professional and advanced methods, designed to meet their special needs.
Sir Grout of New York strives to become known as the expert Manhattan Tile and Grout Cleaners. When asked about the benefits of this expansion, Eddie Moleros, Sir Grout of New York owner, said, "I'm extremely proud to be a member of the Sir Grout family because it has given me the opportunity to be part of an ethical business that strives for nothing less than excellence...

Value Place Appoints Kelly Poling As Executive Vice President And Chief Marketing Officer »

September 22, 2014 at 6:43AM PDT | Source: Value Place

WICHITA, Kan. - September 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Value Place, the largest economy, extended-stay hotel brand in the U.S., has named Kelly Poling as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. As the leader of Value Place's brand, marketing, and distribution strategies, Ms. Poling will be focused on strengthening the positioning of the brand and driving more guests to its hotels across the country.
"Her experience and success with transformational marketing and online distribution will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and continue our evolution from an entrepreneurial brand to a household-name hotel chain."
"It's an amazing time to be joining Value Place," said Poling. "The Company has such a strong foundation and growth trajectory...

Pro Fleet Care Continues Its Expansion Into The USA »

September 22, 2014 at 6:35AM PDT | Source: Pro Fleet Care Franchising

September 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON BORO, Pennsylvania – Pro Fleet Care, a leader in the mobile fleet rust control industry, is proud to welcome Dervin Charles to its growing dealership family in the United States of America. Dervin is the newest dealer serving the Southern Pennsylvania area.
Prior to opening his own business, Dervin worked for a friend of the family in their landscape company. Dervin's boss, a current customer of Pro Fleet Care, encouraged Dervin to purchase the business when it became available as he saw that Dervin not only had the drive and desire, but knew Dervin would do a great job.
"I first heard about Pro Fleet Care after reading an article in the Farm Show Magazine and I also already knew someone who was a Pro Fleet Care dealer," explains Dervin...

Snagajob Named On Great Place To Work® 2014 Best Small Workplaces List »

September 22, 2014 at 6:12AM PDT | Source: Snag A Job

Marks the Seventh Consecutive Year that Snagajob has been Included on the List
RICHMOND, Va. - September 18, 2014 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment marketplace for job seekers and employers, today announced it was named by Great Place to Work® as one of the best small workplaces in the United States on their annual 2014 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list, published today in FORTUNE magazine.
This is the seventh consecutive year Snagajob has received this honor, which has recognized companies with exceptional workplace cultures for the past 11 years.
"Snagajob is very fortunate to have so many collaborative, respective and passionate employees contributing to its outstanding culture," said Snagajob CEO Peter Harrison...

Jamba Juice Continues Expansion Of Juice Offerings With Launch Of Cold Pressed Juice Line »

September 22, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: Jamba Juice

Consumers Can Now Enjoy the Great Taste of Jamba at Home or On-the-Go in Convenient, Ready-to-Drink Format
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Sept. 22, 2014 - Jamba, Inc. (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading health and wellness brand and the leading retailer of freshly squeezed juice today announced the launch of its new line of cold-pressed juices. Made from wholesome fruit and vegetables, the juices are available in 12 oz. bottles for easy, on-the-go convenience or multiple purchases to store or support routine consumption at home. The Jamba Cold Pressed Juice launch will initially focus on the Southern California markets with the product becoming available in Northern California by mid-October, and eventually rolling out across the Jamba system in 2015...



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